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Old 07-10-2017, 05:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up ScanGauge E fitted.

Thanks to one of the ecomodder members, I have just received a gift of a ScanGauge E. I have fitted it, checked that it works, played with it and now hope to retrieve lots of useful data. As I progress, I will keep the forum informed.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats on the SGE. It will really help you tweak you driving style to eek out some more mileage.
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Since fitting the ScanGauge E I have started to retrieve some interesting data. First thing I can confirm is that my fuel injection system does indeed have Deceleration Fuel Cut Off. I have also found that running temperature varies from a maximum of 84C to 77C, when the load is off.
Instantaneous fuel consumption is frighteningly poor when cold and in town. Brisk acceleration doesnt help. On the open road, there is no appreciable difference between 40 or 50 mph, but I will reserve judgement until I get more motoring under my belt, using the ScanGauge.
I stuck the ScanGauge to the top of the steering binnacle. It obscures the odometer and current average fuel indicator, but as that is something I no longer need in line of sight, I can live with that. Adjusting the position of the steering wheel didnt offer a better compromise.
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Aren't they great? You learn all kinds of things about your car once you have access to all that data.
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I have also found that running temperature varies from a maximum of 84C to 77C, when the load is off.
Instantaneous fuel consumption is frighteningly poor when cold and in town.
Now that you have some accurate monitoring, you can start playing around with grill blocks and possibly other ways of improving your warm up time. i find Highway requires more cooling, but short trips in town require very little if it is cool to cold out.
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That is something I will look at come the colder weather. I had a Ford 100E many years ago, and I used to blank the bottom half of the radiator during the winter. It was very high tech. A piece of cardboard with a wire hanger, which hooked over the radiator filler cap! Don't really know how effective it was but it did no harm.
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Decided today to calibrate the ScanGauge against my GPS, regarding mph. I have two GPS speed indicators in the vehicle. My TomTom One Sat Nav and on the rear of my Nextbase 512G dash cam. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that all three recorded exactly the same speed, up to 60 mph (fastest I checked), and that the ScanGauge was the fastest to update. That should mean that its distance measurement skills are spot on as well.
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Here is my ScanGauge installation as seen from my line of sight. As you can see it covers the odometer but nothing else.
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Found that, despite the coolant temperature reaching its max, I still get relatively poor mpg on an 11 mile journey. Doesn't start to improve until a lot more miles. Must take a while for everything to warm through.
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Yep, there is more to it than just engine coolant temp, though that is probably the most important. You still have oil temp, transmission oil temp, bearing temps.

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